Evening Post" Photo. During the week tests have been carried, out, by the artillery at Waiouru for the .purpose of ascertaining whether motor transport available in New Zealand can be used instead of horse teams for the haulage of guns. The above photographs were taken during the trials. Top left, a tractor hauling a 6in howitzer, while the G.0.C., Major-General Sir William Sinclair-Burgess, looks on. Top right, a tractor climbing a ramp to the deck of a lorry with an 18-pounder in tow. Centre left, the Minister of Defence, the Hon. F. Jones, discussing mechanisation problems with Major R. S. Park, officer commanding the camp. Centre, a mechanised field gun detachment crossing. an improvised bridge constructed from loading ramps. Centre right, the Minister of Defence vietving bursting howitzer shells through the artillery director. Bottom Jeff, an 18-pounder being unloaded. Bottom right, an 18-pounder and tractor in position on a six-wheeled lorry. The tractor is tilted to alloiv the gun-trail to. fit underneath. (Evening Post, 13 February 1937)
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